We are proud of and grateful for the private / public partnerships that have made our technological advances possible.


USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA-ARS is the in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Award-winning scientists Hunt, Vanotti, and Szogi of the Florence, South Carolina field office have been particularly important allies and resources throughout our history.

Patrick G Hunt
Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center
Research Leader

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North Carolina State University

With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership.

NC State students, faculty and staff are focused. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world.

How? Researchers across the university and Centennial Campus are deeply engaged in making new, application-driven discoveries. As a major research university, NC State has the people —from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty — and the responsibility to advance knowledge, transfer technology, and discover and develop innovations that solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.